We have handpicked out favourite hotels in the Caribbean which offer holidays which are closer to nature. The hotels may also be endeavouring to be more environmentally friendly to keep the Caribbean as unspoilt as can be, whilst still being a great holiday destination for our clients that are looking for a more authentic experience. As resorts are continually becoming more environmentally aware, this list is ever-growing, so make sure to speak to our specialist sales team to find the right destination to suit you.
Dominica is known as one of the most unspoilt islands in the Caribbean and at Rosalie Bay this theme is seen throughout the resort. Recently voted “One of the Unique Lodges of the World” by National Geographic, this resort is nested at the foothills of Morne Trois Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 28 spacious guest rooms and suites are elegant and beautifully furnished but still hold nature at the heart of their purpose, with the air-conditioning being powered by the resort’s solar panels and wind turbine. Also, the Zamaan Restaurant provides menus that are created from homegrown ingredients from the organic gardens. Additionally, Rosalie Bay Resort set up the first sea turtle protection project on Dominica, with three species of endangered sea turtles nesting on the black sand beach between March and October. Unspoilt, sustainable and authentic, Rosalie Bay is the perfect escape for those searching for an eco-holiday.
Owned by a family a Nevis whose ancestors came to the Caribbean from the UK in 1650, Oaulie Beach Resort is a charming property in Nevis with only 32 beachfront rooms. The property employs sustainable tourism practices with solar water heaters, low-energy lighting, water saving techniques and community development initiatives. This is the perfect resort for those looking for a base to explore the island of Nevis as well as get involved in hotel activities such as Scuba diving, sailing or kayaking. And although there is no swimming pool, the calm, shallow and sheltered cove at Oaulie Beach is perfect for children and less confident swimmers.
The focus of this small and stylish boutique hotel is friendly smiles, local produce and beautiful natural surroundings making it an authentic retreat for guests. With only 11 rooms this is a quiet and rustic hotel for guests to enjoy the oceanfront views and the tropical gardens of Grenada. From its own gardens at the Plantation House as well as supporting other local producers, Petite Anse serves up a delicious array of local and seasonal produce all day. We recommend this to be a great property for guests looking for an island hop or twin centers.
Cooper Island Beach Club is striving to be as environmentally conscious as they can be, with screened cottages, louvered windows and ceiling fans, hence no air conditioning is needed. Also, most of Cooper Island Beach Club’s power is supplied by the latest solar panel system supplying all the hot water while rainwater is collected to feed into an irrigation system, watering the flowers, fruit, vegetables and herbs. All of the furniture in the cottages, restaurant and on the deck is made from recycled teak with the décor taking on driftwood tones. The elegant, family-owned resort is like many other beachfront hotels but with careful consideration for the environment. The Restaurant serves a varied international menu and the site even holds the opportunity to Scuba dive, with over 60 sites to choose from in the BVIs, this is the ideal location.
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